Chimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

Hifihedgehog

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This gpu has to be tamed..:) Just make sure to monitor gddr6x temperature with latest hwinfo..:)
I noticed that when I ran a power virus on it. Yes, in games at 4K, the GDDR6X is much better, but I would like to bring down the rear memory temperatures closer to the core temperature. So I will be doing this thermal pad mod in about a week as well as repasting the GPU with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.
 

AliSaying

Case Bender
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Feb 17, 2021
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Hi all,
I’m new here. I had Cerberus X for 3 years now, and that’s my current build. That’s MSI x590 Unify with 5950x and 3090 FE, SF750 and 2x32GB Corsair LPX’s, 980Pro SSD and full Arctic PST (P14’s, BioniX’s, P120 slims on top and small 92mm F9 exhaust) cooling with Noctua C-14S air cooler.
knowing this case and its cable management restrictions, did my best here. Hope this gives some ideas for anyone.
thanks
 

flakes

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Dec 15, 2017
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Thanks! I will have to disagree here.

Point one: While the exhaust air from the AIO will be warm, the delta will not be significantly enough above ambient temperature to cause a problematic temperature increase for the RTX 3090 Founders Edition. The Founders Edition has a heatsink and fan cooling system that outperforms most any AIB design that can easily cope with this.

Point two: While there is somewhat warm air exhausting from the AIO, there is also fresh cool air entering from the front via the 140-mm fan that will also be directly cooling the RTX 3090.

Point three: Even at full tilt, given the larger size of the fans on the RTX 3090 Founders Edition, the noise level is quite tame even at maximum fan speed. I can definitely say from experience already that EVGA's RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra is significantly louder given its smaller fans when installed in my Ncase M1.


I've been looking at the 3070 FTW3 which is 152mm tall. Can this thing fit into the Cerrrbeeerusss and will I have enough space to plug the 12V cables? Thanks.

 

Falim

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Nov 1, 2018
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Any chance you can fit a 280 rad in front and 240 in bottom? looking at the numbers it seems like it if the rad is small enough. Since there is 335mm available for motherboard space:
240mm rad length - 280 mm
fan - 25 mm
280mm rad thickness - 30 mm
Total - 335 mm

Looks like a tight fit but possible? Obviously you are limited in GPU length but that isn't an issue for me.
 

MarcParis

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Apr 1, 2016
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Any chance you can fit a 280 rad in front and 240 in bottom? looking at the numbers it seems like it if the rad is small enough. Since there is 335mm available for motherboard space:
240mm rad length - 280 mm
fan - 25 mm
280mm rad thickness - 30 mm
Total - 335 mm

Looks like a tight fit but possible? Obviously you are limited in GPU length but that isn't an issue for me.
Theorically possible for pure radiator/fans but you need to consider also fittings/tubings space requirements.
At worst case, dual 240 is completely doable..;)
 

srekal34

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Oct 1, 2019
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Any update on the mini itx watercooling version of Ceberus? The one that would fit 280mm rad top and bottom in Cerberus x package? Has it been stalled indifinitely?